ICT Grad School

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SIGNAL – an ICT Graduate School aimed at boosting New Zealand’s local ICT talent, skills and leadership – is now open for business.

In a New Zealand first, five South Island tertiary institutes – Ara Institute of Canterbury, Lincoln University, Otago Polytechnic, the University of Canterbury and the University of Otago – are working together as SIGNAL, so students can tap into the best that each institute has to offer in the field of IT education, research and development.

SIGNAL, funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), is also closely aligned with local industry, with the primary aim of meeting the technology sector’s demand for highly skilled graduates.

As well as producing highly-skilled ICT graduates with work-relevant skills, SIGNAL will provide more effective pathways for graduates from ICT education into employment and will help grow New Zealand’s ICT talent and knowledge to support business growth, innovation and productivity.

SIGNAL is now open for enrolments across its four industry-aligned programmes: Educate, Xtend, Accelerate and Shift, and will open its doors at two physical locations: The Granary in Dunedin’s burgeoning Warehouse Precinct and in the Innovation Precinct, Christchurch - in February 2017.

For more information on SIGNAL go to: www.signal.ac.nz


This programme is designed for graduates from non ICT areas who wish to move into an ICT focussed career and will be offered as a Graduate Diploma in ICT.

Initially, students in Christchurch will be enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in ICT offered by Ara, and students in Dunedin will be enrolled in the Diploma for Graduates offered by Otago University.

If you would like to find out more about Signal Shift email computing@ara.ac.nz.